Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lazy Day and Flesh Eating Bacteria Warning

Lutz, Florida

Al is still feeling pretty miserable from his sinus infection and the antibiotics make him sensitive to the sun and heat.  So…..he’s not much fun!

We stayed home and “doctored”  him yesterday.  Lots of TLC and an afternoon nap seemed to help.

I made some ribs, fresh asparagus, and au gratin potatoes for dinner.   We buy the asparagus from Sam’s club and they seem to have the best asparagus.    I drizzled on some olive oil,  added some salt, pepper and a little garlic, and then cooked it for 5 minutes in our Nu-Wave oven.  I think it was the best asparagus I ever had.  Al normally isn’t a big fan, so I made him some broccoli.  He  kept  helping  himself to  more  of   “my”   asparagus.  It’s a good thing I made a lot!   

My good friend Carol, from junior high days called yesterday to tell me that she and her husband bought their first Rv.  They bought an 18 foot toy hauler trailer.  They have a Harley motorcycle (trike), and decided to give rv’ing a try.  We’re hoping to be able to meet them somewhere between here and Arkansas (where they live) and
“go camping,”  later in the fall.    I think I am more excited than she is!

Carol is a nurse and she mentioned the girl who had a zip-lining accident, and is now in danger of losing all of her limbs.  Carol reminded us to be very careful when we’re in the woods, lakes, rivers to watch even small cuts very carefully.

This young 24 year old woman was zip-lining in Georgia when the line broke.  She fell and got a bad cut on her leg which required a trip to the Er and 24 staples.

6  Believe and pray for a miracle to happen for Aimee Copeland

A few days later she was back in the hospital on life support.  Her left leg was  amputated to the hip.  The latest news is that the tissue on  her hands and other foot have  died and will likely have to be amputated as well.

Here is a link to the Facebook page her father put up.  It gives updates on her condition.  I’m sure any and all prayers would be appreciated.

Anyway, it’s a good reminder to take those little cuts and scraps seriously when we’re out traipsing through the woods and rivers.


  1. OOOh what a scary thought!

    Hope Al is feeling better soon... and the antibiotics take hold and beat that thing.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. I know there is some crazy insane bacteria out there. Beware of public toilets in the parks too.

  3. My niece survived this bacteria and some days I'm not sure she's happy that she did. It's been a rough road and my heart goes out to Aimee and her family.

    Our neighbors across the street have a fifth wheel that they leave here in the park and during the summer they pull a toy hauler travel trailer and love it. They also have a motorcycle that they take with them.

    Sure hope Al's sinus infection clears up for him. It's no fun when you feel so miserable.

  4. How Sad,,,,we will keep her in our prayers,,,,and Al too.. Good advice,,,,,, I'm almost afraid to go out of the house anymore........

  5. Everyone should also be sure you get a Tetnus shot every ten years, and not just when you are in the ER for an emergency. I get mine at the "tens." 2000, 2010 etc. This last time my Doctor asked why I was requesting it and all I had o say was "I garden." Recently we ere at the dump throwing things out of the truck and I snagged my leg on something, probably an old nail. I was glad I had had the shot.

    The article I read said the bacteria can be in stagnent water or soil.

  6. That is certainly a huge tragedy and we will definitely keep her (and the family) in our prayers!
    Tell Al to continue to rest and get well!! Thinking about you guys and keeping you all in our prayers as well.

  7. Sure is a sad story, very tragic.

    Nice header pic.

  8. Lovely header photo. I am with Rick...such a sad story. Unbelievable what a small bacteria can do.

  9. Oh my, what a tragedy for this young woman. Will keep her in my prayers. Another *like* for the header photo!!

  10. Glad to hear that Al doesn't seem to be having problems with his heart, too bad about the sinus infection though. Hope he is feeling better soon so you can have your "fun" guy back again.

    Kevin and Ruth

  11. How sad abouth that young girl ~ my heart goes out to her and the family! Sure hope that Al is feeling better... I hate it when my sinus acts up!
    Have fun & Travel safe


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